Inventor of Stereo Sound Alan Dower Blumlein’s World- Changing 1931 Patent Celebrated as Part of the UK Government’s ‘GREAT for Imagination’ Campaign

  • 8th February 20188/02/18
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LONDON, February 8, 2018 – Universal Music is proud to announce that pioneering EMI engineer Alan Dower Blumlein’s ground-breaking invention of stereo sound is being celebrated as part of a major campaign launched by the UK government, marking the 400th anniversary of the grant of British patent number one. The campaign, titled ‘GREAT for Imagination’, […]

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#Vote100 – Miss Christabel Pankhurst – Speech on Suffrage for Women

Christabel Pankhurst, a leading Suffragette, was one of the primary strategists of the campaign for women’s right to vote in the first decades of the twentieth century. Christabel was jailed in 1907 and 1909 and was dubbed the ‘Queen of the Mob’ by the media, as described in this contemporary press release. Miss Christabel Pankhurst […]

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Chair Caryn Tomlinson – Women In Music Roll Of Honour 2017

  • 27th November 201727/11/17
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Our very hard working chair of the EMI Archive Trust is the highly regarded and experienced music industry executive Ms Caryn Tomlinson who balances ensuring the Trust continues its excellent work with her day job as senior vice president, Communications at Universal Music, the Trust’s corporate patron. Caryn’s passion for and dedication to the Trust […]

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Family and VIPs Join Together to Celebrate Alan D Blumlein

  • 24th October 201724/10/17
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The heirs of prolific 20th century British inventor, Alan Dower Blumlein, gathered in the Stranger’s Dining Room at the House of Commons on Monday October 23, 2017 to celebrate his posthumous Grammy for the invention of stereo recording. The innovative brain behind airborne radar, stereo recording and the television camera, Blumlein lost his life in […]

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Alan Blumlein, grandson of inventor and war hero Alan Dower Blumlein today honours his grandfather on his 114 birthday.

  • 29th June 201729/06/17
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My Grandfather, the genius electronics engineer and inventor Alan Dower Blumlein was born on this day, June 29th, 1903. Employed by EMI at the Hayes R&D facility for most of his working life, he filed 128 patents in the field of telecommunications, stereo sound, television and H2S airborne radar. Sadly, his life was cut tragically […]

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H.M. King George VI Microphone Features on Jersey Post ‘Miniature Sheet’

  • 16th May 201716/05/17
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Jersey Post has released a new King George VI ‘Miniature Sheet’, featuring a photograph of the King making a radio broadcast to the nation after the outbreak of World War II. In addition, the sheet also features an image of the King’s beautifully crafted, EMI commissioned ‘H.M. King George VI Microphone’. This microphone was specially […]

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